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Old 26-05-2012, 02:52   #61
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Be more impressive if it was a Maxi Dragonfly!
A Maxi 77 has caught a few people out on CF over the years with assumptions (me included!)
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Old 26-05-2012, 08:42   #62
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david i love yer new avvie...
as far as sleeping how many--mine sleeps one plus a cat unless i magically find someone with whom to share sailing.. it can hotbunk many, but in port, only the owner and cat.
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Old 26-05-2012, 08:51   #63
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david i love yer new avvie...
HAhahaa! I just noticed he changed it. Cracked me up...still laughing!

Did you notice his new job title? I'm dying over here!
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Old 26-05-2012, 08:59   #64
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"Nice boat, is it yours?"
"No, I stole it after I escaped from prison, but thanks for asking."

Then just wait for the looks you get.
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When I saw the title of this thread I thought the op was talking about the boat's given name, not the maker. To me I definitely do judge an owner's character on the given name. I have the general impression that sail boats tend to have classier, more artful names than power (in general - always exceptions of course). The older and crankier I get, the less patience I have with the crude sexual puns in boat names. If I see one more "Wet Dream" on the docks I'm going to barf. Where's the elegance and grace and class in that? I see names like that now and think, "oh grow up already."

Okay, now I have to go pick up my double breasted navy blue blazer from the dry cleaners.
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Old 26-05-2012, 10:08   #66
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doj rocks.
should we begin a new thread for stupid boat names?? inapropriate and immature boat names?? dog knows i have seen plenty of those...LOL
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Old 26-05-2012, 11:25   #67
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doj rocks.
should we begin a new thread for stupid boat names?? inapropriate and immature boat names?? dog knows i have seen plenty of those...LOL
Could be a fun thread. Let's have it

Here's one to get your back up right away... "Secret Men's Business" LOL
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Old 26-05-2012, 15:56   #68
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The trouble with a boats name is that you don't know if the owner inherited the name and for various reasons did not change it.

A couple is saw were....
"The allotment"
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"Crime does pay"
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The trouble with a boats name is that you don't know if the owner inherited the name and for various reasons did not change it.
True, all the boats i have owned i have never changed the names....

Nothing superstisious about it, i have just never felt the urge or need to do so....
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Re: Is There Snob Value in a Boat's Name?

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doj rocks.
should we begin a new thread for stupid boat names?? inapropriate and immature boat names?? dog knows i have seen plenty of those...LOL
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Could be a fun thread. Let's have it

Here's one to get your back up right away... "Secret Men's Business" LOL
You mean like this thread (18 pages)
Catchy or Witty Boat Names
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Old 26-05-2012, 18:35   #71
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.........Am I wrong or do you feel others judge you on the type of boat you have?
By the general public, I dont feel judged.
By the boating community - definitely yes!

I have never seen a marina where the yachties and the low budget boat crowd get together on a regular buddy/buddy kind of relationship and actually hang out together. Actually, like it or not, it only makes sense.
In and out of the boating community, most people are separated by the different socio-economic classes. If we all lived in houses, we certainly would not all be living in the same neighborhood, go to the same restaurants or fly off the the same Jimmy Buffet concert together.
That's just life.
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By the general public, I dont feel judged.
By the boating community - definitely yes!

I have never seen a marina where the yachties and the low budget boat crowd get together on a regular buddy/buddy kind of relationship and actually hang out together. Actually, like it or not, it only makes sense.
In and out of the boating community, most people are separated by the different socio-economic classes. If we all lived in houses, we certainly would not all be living in the same neighborhood, go to the same restaurants or fly off the the same Jimmy Buffet concert together.
That's just life.
Hey Tony,

Not stalking you, but now I have to ask... Do the "yachties" at waterford really snub or judge you? They didn't me (working class/small (but cool: boat). This was,however, circa mid-late eighties(??). Maybe it was my youthful, boyish impudence that they found charming

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I,kept my boat at a working bost yard marina Years ago,perhaps 15 or so sailboats and the same number of power boats,In all the dock parties overnight anchoring ect,Once did we discover an AH all he talked about was his income and his new Sport fishing boat.Neversaw him againg once his boat was repoed.
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Hey Tony,

Not stalking you, but now I have to ask... Do the "yachties" at waterford really snub or judge you? They didn't me (working class/small (but cool: boat). This was,however, circa mid-late eighties(??). Maybe it was my youthful, boyish impudence that they found charming

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Never really noticed. I am the only live aboard on my pier and dont really interface with many people. I work offshore 15 days and home 6, so no real time for personal contact. My wife runs into and has friendly conversations with other women in the laundry room but it never really gets any further than the laundry room. I guess women generally are not as judgemental as men. For a marina with about 800 boats, it is really quite dead other than holiday weekends.
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"I guess women generally are not as judgemental as men. "

Not sure about that!!
When I was down there (5th gen Texan), I think it had not been open too long...seems like there weren't more than 100 or so boats if that...
oh the times they are-a-changin.
thanks for the reply... I may be headed back that way before too long..if you're still there, we'll go to the restaurant and I'll buy you a beer


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